10th Canadian Mounted Rifles, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcing Drafts, Nominall Roll 1917
, Great War
, World War One
, Nominal Rolls
, 10th Canadian Mounted Rifles
, 10th CMR
This is one in a series of CEF Nominal Rolls made available by Thomas Skelding from his private collection. Thomas is member of the "Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group", which studies the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in the Great War (1914-1918). He has made this information available to fellow researchers who may benefit from these documents. This Nominal Roll identifies the Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the 10th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcing Drafts. Details are provided in the notes that follow. For further information, please see the details posted at the "Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group - Matrix Project" (http://cefresearch.com/matrix/).
Publisher Minister of Militia and Defence
Book contributor Thomas Skelding
Notes The Nominal Rolls of the Canadian Expeditionary Force are described by Library and Archives Canada as the "lists of soldiers on strength with the unit on a particular date. They were generally created in the course of a unit's formation in Canada, often in preparation for departure overseas. Five copies of nominal rolls (army form MFW 20) were to be prepared by the regimental adjutant. Two were submitted to the headquarters of the Military District in which the unit was raised (one of which was to be forwarded to the Department of Militia and Defence in Ottawa). Three were to accompany the unit overseas. The first page was to contain a list of officers, arranged in order of rank. Other ranks followed on succeeding pages, arranged in alphabetical order, showing full name, rank, and regimental number. The original thought was that Canada would raise a series of Mounted Rifle regiments as part of an overseas 2nd contingent. The Canadian Mounted Rifles (1-13) were raised under 2 Mounted Rifles Brigades, plus additional unabridged units. All 13 regiments were raised from existing Militia Cavalry Regiments from coast-coast. The 10th Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles were raised 15 March 1915 in Regina and Portage La Prairie, SK from the 22nd Saskatchewan Light Horse. However, once overseas, it was found that requirements for mounted units were lower than that for infantry. 10th CMR was redesignated a battalion, and provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps. 10th CMR was disbanded 15 November 1920.
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